If it has been raining all afternoon or the haze has set in, you may be looking for somewhere to take the kids to wear them out before bedtime or just to get everyone out of the house. The below lists some great indoor activities for kids in Kuala Lumpur. We have been to most of the places on the list and can recommend them to you for a morning or afternoon adventure. We have listed the website link as well as the phone number, so you can give them a call before you depart. There is nothing worse than braving the traffic to find your destination closed. Have fun!
Malaysia’s premiere aquarium located in the heart of the city. Tel: +603 2333 1888
A creative space for children age 5 to 14 to enjoy creative learning with construction toys. Tel: 03-7722 1227
From the museum website; “Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery aims to provide the public with an informal venue for learning about the importance of economics, Islamic banking and financial planning, along with the role that the Central Bank plays in nation building through prudent economic transformational policies. The Art Gallery showcases the Central Bank’s collection of Malaysian and Southeast Asian art acquired since 1962.” Tel: 03 9179 2784
Indoor climbing gym located in the 1Utama shopping complex. Tel: 03 7726 0410
Kids will learn about dinosaur anatomy, defense mechanisms, diet, locomotion, classification, and evolution. They’ll also get to be a paleontologist for a day by searching for hidden dino specimens and excavating for fossils. Tel: +603 2181 7218
Malaysia’s first and only ice entertainment centre includes a skate academy as well as skating for the public Tel: + 6 03 7492 6800
A museum may not be the first place you think of to take the kids but it is fantastic. It is a huge, well air conditioned space where kids can walk around and look at all of the beautiful objects and artifacts. The gift shop has a large selection of children’s health and safety books on topics such as Stranger Safety, hygiene & home safety. The cafe is open at lunch so you don’t have to pack one. Be wary of the lift doors, they close at lightning speed! It would be very easy for a child to get stuck.
Malaysia’s first trampolining park. Check out the Safety Section of the website before you jump Tel: 03 7969 1051
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is designed to encourage learning through role-playing activities. Featuring over 90 professions working within a real economy for kids to learn and socialise through play. Tel: 1 300 88 KIDZ (5439)
Workshops and performances for adults and children, make sure you pre-book to avoid disappointment. Tel: 03 4047 9010
Petrosains provides an interactive approach to tell the story of the science and technology processes of the petroleum industry. Tel: +603 2331 8181
The National Science Centre is a must do! Bring a packed lunch and visit the extensive outdoor playground at the side of the building. Tel : +603-2089 3400
Skating for the public as well as a retail shop and skate academy. Tel: 03-7932 5758
Indoor climbing for kids, plus an outdoor futsul court and swimming pool. Tel: 03- 7611 0381
Damansara Heights Public Library, We really enjoyed this library. However it is hard to find, located in a bungalow complex it could easily be confused for being someone’s huge house. The library is in a large cream building on the corner of Jalan Beringin near the round-about.
Kuala Lumpur Children’s Library, A great library full of children’s books, planned activities and it is close to the city centre near Merdeka Square. The only thing is is, it doesn’t have air-conditioning.
National Science Centre Children’s Library, A fun addition to visiting the Science Centre. Located on the third floor. Tel: +603-2089 3400
Most play gyms offer scheduled classes or free play and are located in malls.
- Gymboree Play and Music Multiple locations
- The Little Gym Malaysia Multiple locations
- KizSports Malaysia Multiple locations
- Jungle Gym, Bangsar Shopping Centre Indoor amusement play gym with a jungle theme
- YuKids Play 1Utama Shopping Centre
- MegaKids Funland and Entertainment Mid Valley Shopping Centre
- Kids E World Mid Valley Shopping Centre
- Young Explorers Kids Playgym at 1Mont Kiara
- Starlight Kids Avenue K, KLCC
Can you recommend any activities for kids in Kuala Lumpur? Use the comments section below this blog and share them with us.
See our Kids Activities page for more activities in the region.
Maree has over five years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety and in the development of safety standards, training workshops and improvement initiatives. She is passionate about health, safety and education. Maree, a mother of two children, has a Advanced Diploma in OHS and will be graduating soon with a B.Sc. (HSE) from Australia.